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Overview of activities

This project aims to:

  • strengthen knowledge transfer and dialogue between Polish and German municipalities and further important local actors
  • support Polish municipalities in initiating and advancing the development and implementation of integrated low-emission development strategies and action
  • establish synergies between climate action and air pollution controland promote integrated approaches
  • stimulate and advance discussion among diverse stakeholders from the public, private and research sector relevant for the transition to a low-emission economy in Poland in the broader context


Various dialogue events will enhance collective learning by bringing together experienced municipalities and those local authorities which are at the beginning of the transition process to a low-emissions economy. At the center of this will be strategies and measures for renewable energies, energy efficiency and climate-friendly transport.

  • Workshops and field trips on selected topics of the low-emission economy, particularly: energy efficiency and rational energy use, renewable energies, climate-friendly transport and mobility, sustainable urban and spatial planning.
  • Polish-German city partnership program to deepen and formalize bilateral cooperation on the local level
  • Targeted support of Polish pioneer municipalities in the implementation of their low-emission development strategies in the form of coachings
  • Roundtables with representatives from politics, businesses, think tanks, academia and civil society to discuss the transition to a low-economy in the wider societal context


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This project is developed and implemented by a European team led by adelphi and composed of the Association of Municipalities Polish Network "Energie Cités", the Institute for Sustainable Development and the WiseEuropa.

Project duration: 08.2015 - 07.2018 

Financing: Federal Ministry for the Environment

The project is supervised by the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB) and the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (UBA).


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